: My Brother Writes a Story: Richmond, VA :

an excerpt by Molly Haskell


The worst thing about it,” says my analyst friend Ethel Person, “is you discover you don’t know the person you thought you knew.” Later, others will express a similar opinion. One man in his fifties tells me that if his brother suddenly came to him one day with the revelation that he was transsexual or homosexual, he’d be furious, wondering why his sibling hadn’t trusted him enough to tell him before?